Contrariness - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈkɑːntrerinəs|  American pronunciation of the word contrariness
Brit.  |kənˈtreərinəs|  British pronunciation of the word contrariness


- deliberate and stubborn unruliness and resistance to guidance or discipline (syn: perverseness, perversity)
- a fussy and eccentric disposition (syn: crankiness, crotchetiness, grumpiness)


...the admonition that we should not return hate with hate, but rather with its contrary—love...

The sisters gave contrary answers: one said “yes” and one said “no.”

We had contrary opinions on the issue.

Without contrary evidence, the jury will find her guilty.

The boat sailed against a contrary wind.

Contrary weather impeded the rescue efforts.

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